Westmount, Quebec – 25 October 2017: The RMR Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Great War Education Project in time for the annual Remembrance period. Divided in five independent units, each focusing on a specific theme, that aims to allow students to have a greater understanding of Canada’s role in World War I and particularly the contributions of ordinary soldiers.
The program is aimed at students in the second cycle of secondary School (Sec IV), and each module has an accompanying Student & Teacher guide, complete with marking rubrics and additional web resources. Topics include: Life in Canada: Preparing for War, Cost of Victory, Follow Canada: The Last 100 Days, The Road Home, and Reintegration: Home, Work, and Society.
The student research zone is designed specifically for students to complement the Great War Education Project material viewed in class. Each section contains additional texts, definitions, photographs and infographics.
Get a chance to interact directly with the museum’s collection in your classroom or in the museum. These activities provide the students with an opportunity to experience history with a more hands-on approach, from reenacting crucial diplomatic negotiations to creating trench art like WWI ordinary soldiers.
Downloadable turn-key education resources developed by Chantal Clabrough (M.A.), Senior Social Sciences teacher at Westmount High School in the English Montreal School Board (EMSB), with the support provided by The Royal Montreal Regiment Foundation in the borough of Westmount. A pedagogical review was provided by Tino Bordonaro (M.A) Social Sciences consultant at the EMSB.